Bollywood Actor Irfan Khan passed away on Wednesday in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital.
The actor hospitalized on April 28 evening and kept in the ICU because of a colon infection. He was 53. Irfan Khan survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons Babli Khan and Ayan Khan.
The news comes just two days after the actor’s mother Saeda Begum breathed her last on Saturday in Jaipur where she used to stay.
However, owing to the ongoing lockdown, the actor could not physically attend his mother’s last rites and reportedly paid his last respect through video conferencing.
Irfan Khan last seen in Homi Adajania’s comedy film Angrezi Medium, the last-released Bollywood film before COVID-19 forced the complete shutdown of cinema halls.
He was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour in March 2018 and a few days later, he left for London for his treatment. He returned to India in February 2019 and filmed Angrezi Medium during his brief visit. A couple of months later, he flew to London to continue the treatment and returned to India after his surgery in September 2019.
Bollywood actors also condoled over his death.
T 3516 – .. just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a most disturbing and sad news .. 🙏
An incredible talent .. a gracious colleague .. a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema .. left us too soon .. creating a huge vacuum ..
Prayers and duas 🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 29, 2020
With a heavy heart I post this tweet . A phenomenal actor , such an inspiration his performances have been for me . He battled for his life but sadly leaves us today . RIP Irrfan Khan . OM Shanti 🙏
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 29, 2020
Irrfan sir, you were the nicest, coolest guy. Every interaction with you was so memorable. The world has lost the most talented actor, the nicest human being and a real fighter!! All my love and strength to the family 💙 #RIP #IrrfanKhan
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) April 29, 2020
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 29, 2020
Heartbroken to hear about Irrfan’s untimely demise. It’s an irreparable loss for Indian cinema. Deepest condolences to his wife & sons. RIP Irrfan.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) April 29, 2020
Saddened to hear of the passing of Irrfan Khan. My heart goes out to the family, may you find strength in this time. Rest in peace🙏🏻
— Kajol (@itsKajolD) April 29, 2020
Filmmaker Soojit Sarkar, who worked with IrfanKhan in the film Piku (2015) took to Twitter to condole the actor’s sudden demise.
My dear friend Irfaan. You fought and fought and fought. I will always be proud of you.. we shall meet again.. condolences to Sutapa and Babil.. you too fought, Sutapa you gave everything possible in this fight. Peace and Om shanti. Irfaan Khan salute.
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) April 29, 2020
Deeply disturbed to hear about the passing of Irrfan Khan. It feels like yesterday coming back from the sets of Hindi Medium. You taught me a lot as an actor and a mentor. Such a brilliant actor gone too soon. I'm at a loss for words.
RIP Raj 💔
Yours Only, Meeta 🌸#IrrfanKhan pic.twitter.com/FaDx1dznFA
— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) April 29, 2020